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Sport Nakagami tops times in Teruel MotoGP practice

08:20  24 october  2020
08:20  24 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami set the pace in the second Teruel Grand Prix practice session Nakagami , who had put pen to paper on a new multi-year Honda MotoGP deal in the lead-up to the On the other side of the timing screens, Johann Zarco was the lead Ducati in 13th on his Avintia-run

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami led Maverick Vinales in second practice for the MotoGP Teruel Grand Nakagami was soon lighting up the timing screens and produced a 1m47.931s to depose Mir Quartararo was fourth ahead of Mir, with Rins rounding out the top six ahead of an impressive

Takaaki Nakagami celebrated signing a new contract with Honda-LCR by riding the fastest lap in Friday's practice for the Teruel MotoGP, pipping championship contender Maverick Vinales to top spot in Alcaniz.

a man flying through the air while riding a motorcycle on a track: Takaaki Nakagami has an outside chance in the MotoGP championship © PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU Takaaki Nakagami has an outside chance in the MotoGP championship

Nakagami, who was second to Alex Marquez after the first session earlier on Friday, posted a best time of one minute, 47.782sec in his penultimate lap, which left him 0.175sec ahead of Yamaha's Spanish rider Vinales.

The result comes a day after the Japanese rider agreed a contract extension with Honda-LCR "for 2021 and beyond", where he will be joined by Alex Marquez -- the younger brother of six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

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What is the Teruel GP ? The 'new' races on the redrawn 2020 MotoGP calendar have all been part of Qualifying for the Teruel MotoGP is set to start at 2:50pm local time (1:50pm BST), using the In the United Kingdom, every MotoGP practice , qualifying and race is broadcast live on BT Sport.

Alex Marquez came out on top in Friday’s first free practice for the weekend’s Teruel MotoGP , finishing the opening session almost half a second ahead of fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami . Marquez, the brother of six- time MotoGP champion Marc who is sitting out this season injured

Vinales, the sole Yamaha factory rider in action this weekend following the coronavirus-enforced absence of Valentino Rossi, was the only other rider to dip below 1min 48sec.

"I think today was quite good, because I noticed an improvement," said Vinales.

"Actually, the track seemed to have less grip today compared to last week (when the Aragon GP was staged at the same circuit). That makes setting good lap times more difficult, but we did a good job anyway."

Championship leader Joan Mir was fifth fastest, 0.400sec back as the Suzuki rider prepares to defend his wafer-thin lead at the top of the standings in Sunday's race.

In the absence of injured Marc Marquez the title is being hotly contested, with eight different winners in 10 races.

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Alex Marquez came out on top in Friday's first free practice for the weekend's Teruel MotoGP , finishing the opening session almost half a second ahead of fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami . Marquez, the brother of six- time MotoGP champion Marc who is sitting out this season injured

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Mir is six points ahead of Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, with Vinales and Andrea Dovizioso both within 15 points of the Spaniard.

Nakagami is 29 points back in fifth with four races left in the 2020 season and is still in with a chance of  the title.

Quartararo, 21, improved on his dismal 18th in the first practice session to jump up to fourth, ahead of Mir and 0.382sec behind Nakagami.

Times after Friday's two free practice sessions for the Teruel MotoGP:

1. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Honda-LCR) 1min 47.782sec, 2. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) at 0.175sec, 3. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Honda-LCR) 0.329, 4. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha-SRT) 0.38, 5. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 0.400, 6. Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 0.408, 7. Iker Lecuona (ESP/KTM-Tech3) 0.578, 8. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 0.644, 9. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM) 0.657, 10. Alex Marquez (ESP/Honda) 0.661

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13. Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Avintia) 0.750, 18. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 1.458

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